This is a really BAD 1954 commercial for Chesterfield Cigarettes. Compared to the Lucky Strike ads of the same period, this commercial stinks. I advise everybody to NOT download this commercial. As you probably already know, this is taken from the opening of a fine episode of "The Perry Como Show", which can also be downloaded from the Internet Archive. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Crap, 1950s, Classic TV Commercial, Lame
Another example of the early DuMont program "The Johns Hopkins Science Review". The episode "A visit to our studio" was originally shown on January 7, 1952. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, TV Studio, 1952, 1950's Television, Kinescope, Classic Television, DuMont,...
A classic and famous commercial for "Halo" shampoo, featuring a singing mermaid. This is an extended version of the commercial. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1952, Classic TV, Classic Television, 1950s, 50s, Fabulous, Dated, Retro, Old, Shampoo, Halo Shampoo
Dear Warner Bros., Apparently there is more than one way of conquering a city and holding it as your own. For example, up to the time that we contemplated making this picture, I had no idea that the city of Casablanca belonged exclusively to Warner Brothers. However, it was only a few days after our announcement appeared that we received your long, ominous legal document warning us not to use the name Casablanca. It seems that in 1471, Ferdinand Balboa Warner, your great-great-grandfather,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Groucho Marx Warner Brothers A night in Casablanca
An unsold pilot from 1958 called "Maggie", starring Margaret O'Brien. The pilot for the unproduced sitcom was shown on 29 August 1960 as part of the summer replacement series "The Comedy Spot", a series which presented various pilots for unproduced sitcoms. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Margaret O'Brien
An unsold TV pilot from 1963 called "The Plot Thickens". Same concept as the early 1950s series "Crawford Mystery Theatre" (of which only a single kinescope survives...anyone able to upload it?). In this pilot, a panel is shown a short film about a crime, and then has to guess who the guilty person is. Features Groucho Marx as one of the panel members. Could someone please check that this is public domain? favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Unsold TV Pilot, Television Pilot, 1960s, 60s, Sixties
Episode "Death spins a wheel" of DuMont's "The Adventures of Ellery Queen", originally broadcast "live" on 5/10/1951. Featuring Lee Bowman as 'Ellery Queen' and Florenz Ames as 'Inspector Richard Queen'. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, Live TV, Kinescope, 1951, DuMont, Ellery Queen, Lee Bowman
Episode of the panel show "Twenty Questions", which aired live on the "DuMont" network on January 18, 1952. Host: Bill Slater, with Fred Vandeventer, Florence Rinard, Herb Polesie and Johnny McPhee on the panel. Guest panelist is opera singer Eleanor Steber. Includes commercials for "Menen for men". favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, DuMont, Live TV, Game show, Panel show, Menen, 1952
A 4-Song EP by pop music cult Hussalonia. These songs have been released without an enforced copyright, as if they were public domain. You are free to sample, distribute, cover, or use these songs in any private or commercial endeavor as you wish. You cannot, however, claim copyright ownership of these songs. Visit the Hussalonia website for more information: www.hussalonia.com favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Public Domain, Hussalonia, Pop, Indie, Indiepop, Rock, Communist, Sample, Free, Nestle's Quik
The four-minute compilation from 1938 exists only because of a technological fluke and the enthusiasm of two television buffs, one in Britain and the other in America where, thanks to freak atmospheric conditions, it was picked up and recorded on a cine camera placed in front of a television screen as the images came in. Andrew Emmerson, the British enthusiast, spent five years tracking down the recording and believes it is the only surviving example of pre-war live high-definition British... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: apts, simon, vaughan, new, york, telerecording, alexandra, palace, jasmine, bligh, elizabeth,...
Episode of "School House", a short-lived series on the DuMont Television Network which aired in early 1949. Among the 'pupils' in Kenny Delmar's class are Arnold Stang and Wally Cox. Title credits of this print are missing. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 40's, DuMont, Live Television, Kinescope, Wally Cox, Arnold Stang, 1949